A photograph of the "Mighty Bambino" in action, captured in June 1922. The first three "cuts" at the left picture the first motions of the swing; the three "cuts" at the right, showing the powerful follow-through employed by Ruth. The print is set in a gesso and wood frame, which was hand-finished by craftsmen using traditional 17th-century Florentine techniques. The frame is hand-painted in black.
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